[CQ-Contest] Exercising while contesting

Jeff Kinzli kinzli at kinzlicoils.com
Sun Aug 2 22:46:42 EDT 2015

Great idea, Dave! How can we wire a foot switch into that? :)

Seriously, I agree, sitting for long periods of time is hazardous.
Lately I've been wearing compression socks for the long contests but I
don't think that's optimal either.

The best I can come up with is getting up once an hour or so to run
around the QTH, use the restroom, and grab another bottle of water.
That really cuts into the rate though because you almost always have
to find a new frequency when you come back :(

73 de N6GQ

On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Dave Hachadorian <k6ll.dave at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had hip replacement surgery about 10 days ago, and they recommended use of
> this type of device during recovery:
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VWJYSE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
> I used it under the operating table during the NAQP this weekend, and it
> worked out nicely.  I had to sit back just a little to let my knees clear
> the shelf.  I think I'll continue to use it during contests, just to get the
> blood pumping in my legs.  Sitting dormant for a long period of time is
> probably the worst thing we can do, especially as we reach advanced age.
> Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
> Yuma, AZ
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